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Mets Morning News: Mets play the waiting game with Cespedes

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

The Mets are planning to wait and see how the market responds to Yoenis Cespedes before making an offer.

Bartolo Colon may want a two-year contract from the Mets.

Tim Tebow had two hits this week.

Who will start at first base for the Mets next season?

Mayor Bill de Blasio had to don a Giants jersey after losing a bet with the mayor of San Francisco over the Wild Card game.

Around the NL East

One executive thinks Jeremy Hellickson is likely to turn down the Phillies’ qualifying offer due to the pitching market being weak this winter.

The Braves are interested in Brian McCann, but want the Yankees to pay for a significant amount of his contract.

Around MLB

Jon Lester will start game one of the World Series for the Cubs.

The Indians are putting Danny Salazar on their World Series roster.

Jason Kipnis is on team Bartman.

The Cubs may be planning to use Kyle Schwarber in the World Series even though he’s been out since April.

Jonathan Lucroy doesn’t regret vetoing his trade to the Indians.

Yankee Stadium is losing 2,000 seats as part of a planned renovation. This is not surprising considering it’s often been half-empty in recent seasons.

Yesterday at AA

Matt Varvaro had another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Linda Surovich took a look back at Jacob deGrom’s up and down season.

This Date in Mets History

Back in 1986, Bill Buckner misplayed a ground ball, and the rest was history.